The electric van Volkswagen ID.Buzz gets a performance upgrade in Golf GTI style

The electric van Volkswagen ID.Buzz gets a performance upgrade in Golf GTI style

Plans for a high-performance version of the new-generation electric VW Kombi have been detailed overseas.

A GTX version of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz will bring extra power to the reborn battery-electric station wagon next year.

As previously reported by drivethe ID.Buzz is set to go on sale in Australia in 2024, and now car car in the UK has details of a GTI-style performance upgrade.

It reported a GTX version of the ID. Hum with more power and four-wheel drive, with confirmation from Volkswagen R&D boss Kai Grünitz.

“The GTX will be a cool high-performance version with 250 kW, a special interior, new exterior colors and some additional features,” said Gruenitz car car.

News from the ID. Buzz GTX has already sparked a reaction from Volkswagen Australia.

“We are very interested,” said Volkswagen Australia spokesman Paul Pottinger drive.

“We are keen on every ID. Buzz variants, not least this one. And we will examine the possibilities.”

Despite the confirmed local time of 2024 for the ID. Buzz, Volkswagen Australia has admitted it is pushing for the earliest possible arrival and maximum number of models across the ID range of electric vehicles.

Australia is currently four years behind the European launch of the ID range, although Volkswagen Australia has an aggressive launch schedule – reported by drive – for 2024.

In addition to the performance upgrade compared to the 150kW and 300Nm performance of the standard ID. Buzz, the GTX will use the dual-motor all-wheel-drive system shared with other members of the ID electric family.

car car Volkswagen is also reportedly considering introducing a non-GTX model of the ID. Buzz, still four-wheel drive.

Mr. Gruenitz has also provided car car with more details on the upcoming long-wheelbase version of the ID Buzz, which gets an extra 25 centimeters between the wheels and a seven-seat cabin.

“It will have three rows and seven seats, and you can pull them all out to the back. There will also be captain’s chairs that turn around,” he said.

He also talked about working on a “California” campervan version of the ID. To hum.

“There will be a camper version. A first concept is currently being worked on. It’s interesting what’s possible and what would be cool and useful,” Gruenitz said.

Paul Gover

Paul Gover has been a motoring journalist for more than 40 years and has worked for newspapers, magazines, websites, radio and television. A qualified general news journalist and sports reporter, his passion for driving has taken him to Wheels, Motor, Car Australia, Which Car and Auto Action magazines. He is a champion racer as well as a World Car of the Year judge.

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